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gingerbread french toast sticks

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Here’s a scrumptious holiday brunch idea! It sends the heavenly smells of gingerbread soaring through the house, surely waking everyone up bright and early on Christmas morning! These gingerbread french toast sticks are perfect for adults and kids a like. They’ll instantly fall in love with dipping them into sweet, creamy gingerbread fondue.

Watch this fun video to get the idea, or keep scrolling for the full written recipe!

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vegan gingerbread french toast sticks
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gingerbread french toast sticks

Wake up with the smell of gingerbread dancing through your head! These delectable gingerbread french toast sticks make a fun brunch for the whole family.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, french toast, gingerbread, holiday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 59 minutes
Servings 12 sticks
Author Lauren Toyota

Ingredients

gingerbread fondue

  • 1 x 400 ml can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 C maple syrup (can substitute another sweetener)
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp all-spice

french toast

  • 1 small loaf dense bread (I used a walnut sourdough)
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 C nondairy milk
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter, for frying
  • 1-2 tsp powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to around 150°F to 200°F and place a non-stick or parchment lined baking sheet in the oven. This is where you can keep the cooked french toast sticks warm while you're cooking the rest in batches.

  2. Combine all the ingredients for the gingerbread fondue in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk until well combined and allow it to come to a simmer. Then lower your heat and whisk occasionally while it bubbles. This will thicken into a creamy syrup in about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, slice your bread into thick sticks. Combine the french toast batter ingredients together in a bowl and allow a few pieces to soak while your pan gets hot. Add a coating of vegan butter to the hot pan, then place 3 to 4 battered french toast sticks in the pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on all sides until golden and crispy.

  4. Remove the warm french toast sticks from the oven and dust with powdered sugar just before serving. Pour the warm gingerbread fondue into a bowl or small individual ramekins for dipping.

16 comments

  • Rebecca 4 years ago

    What is a good substitute for chickpea flour?

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      we have a couple other french toast recipes on the blog if you search french toast, and we’ve used all purpose flour before. I just like the taste and texture of chickpea as it’s more egg like

      • Rebecca 4 years ago

        Okay great, thanks! First vegan Christmas morning here I come! 🙂

  • Jay Kay Em 3 years ago

    Hey there. Love your blog, channel, food. I want to make this for xmas morning but I’ll be away from home. I’m considering mixing the dry ingredients in a container and making the gingerbread sauce ahead as well and reheating on the stove. Have you ever saved any in the fridge and brought it back to life?

    Thanks for all the sweet fooooood.

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      hey there! yes you can definitely make the gingerbread sauce ahead of time, put it in a jar and reheat before serving!

      You can even do the sticks, battered, and fried, and then re-heat in a pan before serving. I did that with the leftoevrs from making this video. STILL tasty! But I do like your idea of just bringing the dry ingredients mixed and then making the batter on the day. The fresher the better! hope you enjoy!

  • Mason 3 years ago

    Can’t wait to make this Christmas (tomorrow!) morning! I just baked a loaf of bread so it’s sure to be extra special! Cheers!

  • Stacey Goldblatt 3 years ago

    Delicious! Made this morning with regular bread and gluten free bread. Was leery about the nooch in the flour mixture, but it gave it a great tang. Don’t have gingerbread fans in my house so dipped in Dreena Burton’s Celestial Cream recipe. Thank you so much for your generosity in providing so many delicious dishes and for splaying them out so beautifully in mouth-watering photos.

  • Ksenia Kalinina 3 years ago

    Made these this morning and they were an absolute hit! I’ve never had much luck with vegan french toast, but the chickpea flour and nooch in this recipe were perfect!
    Thank you for yet another simple but delicious recipe!

  • Erin 3 years ago

    I Just discovered you blog… and I am blog crushing HARD. Your recipes and pictures are perfect! Im literally pinning everything (!!)

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      awww thank YOU <3

  • Saima 3 years ago

    I just made these and they are freakin’ awesome! That gingerbread fondue…drool.

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      AWESOME!

  • Tori 3 years ago

    Going crazy with your recipes! My fridge is full of leftovers!

  • Morgan 3 years ago

    whats a substitute for chickpea flour? this is my first recipe that ive seen call for it and i dont want to buy a whole bag of it just for this.

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      well we do use chickpea flour quite a bit like for the crabcakes, omelettes, quiches etc. It’s a great flour! It gives the french toast a more unique coating. But you could use any flour

  • Callistie 2 years ago

    Incredibly tasty! Thank you for the recipe, hot for food! Can’t wait to try other! I love your blog and yt channel. <3

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